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The Life and Works of Henry Cavendish

Henry Cavendish FRS (1731-1810) was a British natural philosopher, scientist, and an important experimental and theoretical chemist and physicist. Cavendish is noted for his discovery of hydrogen or what he called "inflammable air". He described the density of inflammable air, which formed water on combustion, in a 1766 paper "On Factitious Airs". Antoine Lavoisier later reproduced Cavendish's experiment and gave the element its name.

A notoriously shy man (it has been postulated that he was on the autism spectrum), Cavendish was nonetheless distinguished for great accuracy and precision in his researches into the composition of atmospheric air, the properties of different gases, the synthesis of water, the law governing electrical attraction and repulsion, a mechanical theory of heat, and calculations of the density (and hence the mass) of the Earth. His experiment to measure the density of the Earth has come to be known as the Cavendish experiment. (from wikipedia.org)

Henry Cavendish

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The Life of the Honourable Henry Cavendish
By George Wilson, 1818-1859. Topics: Henry Cavendish; Water. Publisher: London, Printed for the Cavendish Society. Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries. Contributor: Wellesley College Library.
The Laws of Gravitation: Memoirs by Newton, Bouguer and Cavendish
By Arthur Stanley Mackenzie, 1865-1938; Isaac Newton, 1642-1727; Pierre Bouguer, 1698-1758; Henry Cavendish, 1731-1810. Publisher: New York, Cincinnati [etc.] American book company. Digitizing Sponsor: MSN. Contributor University of California Libraries.
The Scientific Papers of the Honourable Henry Cavendish (Vol. I)
By Henry Cavendish, 1731-1810; Joseph Larmor, 1857-1942. Publisher: Cambridge University Press. Digitizing Sponsor: MSN. Contributor: Gerstein - University of Toronto.
The Scientific Papers of the Honourable Henry Cavendish (Vol. II)
By Henry Cavendish, 1731-1810; Thomas Edward Thorpe, 1845-1925. Topics: Science, Electricity, Chemistry, Physics. Publisher: Cambridge University Press. Digitizing Sponsor: Google.
The Electrical Researches of the Honourable Henry Cavendish
By Henry Cavendish, 1731-1810; James Clerk Maxwell, 1831-1879. Publisher: London Cass. Digitizing Sponsor: MSN. Contributor: Gerstein - University of Toronto.
Three Papers Containing Experiments on Factitious Air
By Henry Cavendish, 1731-1810. Publisher: Royal Society of London. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.
Experiments on Rathbone-Place Water
By Henry Cavendish, 1731-1810. Publisher: Royal Society of London. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.
Essays in Historical Chemistry
By Thomas Edward Thorpe, 1845-1925. Topics: Chemists, Chemistry. Publisher: London : Macmillan and Co., Limited. Digitizing Sponsor: MSN. Contributor: University of California Libraries.